Jack H. Goaslind

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Jack H. Goaslind Jr. was a General Authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was sustained as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy on September 30, 1978, and was granted emeritus status on October 3, 1998. He served in the Presidency of the First Quorum of the Seventy from October 6, 1985 until August 15, 1987, and in the Presidency of the Seventy from August 15, 1995, until August 15, 1998.

He served as a missionary in the Western Canadian Mission as a young man. He also served as bishop, stake president, and Regional Representative. He served as branch president at Edwards Air Force Base while he was in the Air Force. He served as second counselor in the Sunday School general presidency as well as second counselor in the Young Men general presidency from 1972 to 1974 and Young Men general president from 1990 to 1998. In 1995, he was awarded the Silver Buffalo Award by the Boy Scouts of America for his work to integrate Scouting into the Church’s Young Men program.

While serving as a Seventy, Goaslind served as president of the British Isles—Africa Area. In 2007, he was inducted into the Order of Saint Michael of the Wing by the Royal House of Braganza, which ruled Portugal until 1910, recognition for his humanitarian efforts in the former Portuguese colony of Sao Tomé and Principe.

He served as president of the Arizona Tempe Mission and president of the Manti Utah Temple.

Goaslind was born on April 18, 1928, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Utah and became vice president with Affiliated Metals. He and his wife, Gwen, were the parents of six children. He died April 27, 2011.